Black&White / Siyah Beyaz
2010, 35 mm, Color (16th Festival on Wheels)
MusicCem Anıl, Onur Yüce, Exit, MŞŞ, Sarp Maden, Şevval Sam
CastTuncel Kurtiz, Erkan Can, Şevval Sam, Taner Birsel, Nejat İşler, Derya Alabora, Rıza Sönmez, Serhat Tutumluer, Muzaffer Özdemir
ProductionAli Akman, Başak Emre, Ahmet Boyacıoğlu
DistributionBaşak Emre, Ahmet Boyacıoğlu, Gezici Film, Abay Kunanbay Cad. 20/11 Kavaklıdere Ankara 06700 Turkey T +90 312 466 3484 | email@example.com | www.gezicifestival.org
AwardsSpecial Award of the Jury Mannheim Heidelberg
“For me, Black & White is a perennial home. To call it simply a bar would be an injustice. Before me is an unfailingly warm film which makes a strength of its naivety and derives coherence from its own completeness. How many films do you know of where city, location and people are so inextricably interwoven?”
Hasan Bülent Kahraman
A painter with a turbulent history, fiercely committed to his ideals and still averse to settling down despite his 70 years; a lawyer who packed in his job after suffering a heart attack and now pursues a quiet life looking after his pet snail; a doctor already disenchanted with his profession and now discarded by his wife; a career woman braving life on her own, who has made loneliness a lifestyle. These characters are all patrons of Black & White, an Ankara bar that has been around for 25 years, and in a sense the bar is their last haven. The owner, meanwhile, is the irritable, easily offended but utterly lovable Faruk...
Black & White is a film about the awareness of growing old, friendship, sensitivity and the finer details of life.